Initial Teacher Training at Loughborough: Principles and Practice

Howard Denton
1988, Vol. 20, No. 3,


We live in times when great demands are being placed on the teaching profession. If we also consider the expansion of TVEI and the Baker Technology proposals we can see that Design and Technology has a very special and important role to play. The two main problem areas limiting that role are teacher numbers, via initial teaching training (lTT) and quality. Many of the teachers presently in schools represent good, professional practice but require INSET if they are to be able to translate this practice into the areas of Design and Technology required. The aim of this article, however, to look at some of the principles which guide out thinking in ITT at Loughborough and then briefly to use the PGCE course as an illustration.

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